Doctor & The Medics is an English group formed in London in 1981 by a DJ named The Doctor (real name Clive Jackson), who will partner with Steve McGuire, Steve Ritchie alias Vom, Richard Searle as well as the troupe of dancers and singers The Anadin Brothers.
Group which will be particularly noticed at its beginnings by extravagant outfits and exuberant make-up in Kiss version.
Their first production "The druids are here" was released in 1982 and was met with little esteem. Just like "The miracle of the age" which came out three years later in 1985.
They had to wait for 1986 and their luxury takeover of Norman Greenbaum's flagship 1969 title "Spirit in the Sky" to see their hopes finally rewarded. The title is a hit on both sides of the Atlantic and finally offers the group the long-awaited global recognition.
The same year released their first album "Laughing at the pieces", which also enjoyed public favor. Album from which will also be extracted the hit "Burn".
As luxury covers were particularly successful for them, in 1986 the group always released a revisited version of ABBA's flagship title "Waterloo", a daring bet and above all a bet won with notable success.
This will unfortunately be their last notorious success because anything that will be released thereafter will not experience the same level of success as the previous opus.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
The druids are here 1982
Happy but twisted 1985
The miracle of the age 1985
Spirit in the sky 1986
Burning love 1987
Drive, he said 1988
Hi ho silver lining 1990
1982 ... at least particularly punchy beginnings. The trend is immediately given : we are dealing with a pretty bunch of crazy people, that's for sure !
1985 ... little air hole of 3 years and return to supercharged mode in this year 1985. What is certain is that nothing has changed in 3 years, that's clear ...
1985 ... the sound evolves somewhat. The tempo would tend to slow down slightly, which could be a pretty good sign for what follows ...
1986 ... a single title, THIS title, was enough to finally change the fate of the group. Admittedly, this title is only a revisited version of Norman Greenbaum's flagship title dating from 1969 but their somewhat modernized version holds up perfectly. HU-GE !
1986 ... a BIG year 1986, a benchmark year for the group with no less than 3 hits on the clock. But it will be the only year they will win the cup !
1986 ... new revisited version of a music standard namely the enormous 'Waterloo' of the ABBAs dating from 1978. Certainly, it is literally impossible to exceed the original in terms of quality but this version is far away to be ridiculous
1987 ... the group goes back to boost mode, a speed that does not succeed more than that. But as it has always been their business, for them, there is no reason for this to change ...
1987 ... still so crazy. As the English knew so well in the 80s. So how can you blame them ...?
1988 ... the group calms down somewhat during 1988 but it is already too late to hope for an unexpected return to the Charts. Their permanent exuberance ended up isolating them completely and the public went to look elsewhere ...
1990 ... they will even try the passage to the decade 90. Unfortunately, the mass is said for a long time and their style will not make more followers during this new decade than during the previous one
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